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I successfully paired my laptop & my phone. When I try to send any file from my laptop to my phone via bluetooth, I am getting this message in Ubuntu 11.10:

Permission Denied(13)

I am also not able to send any data from my phone to laptop via bluetooth!

Also I want to mention that:

In Ubuntu 11.04, I used to send data from my laptop to phone via bluetooth but was not able to send any data from my phone to laptop via bluetooth.

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Go to Terminal and type

hcitool scan

appears scan...

getting your device mac  address

type in terminal

sdptool browse xx:xx:xx:xx:xx(your device mac address)
sudo rfcomm connect 0 xx:xx:xx:xx 1 

Now transfer files bluetooth to your laptop.

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